* FanonDiscontinuity -- ''Changing Breeds'' is hated for numerous reasons, such as other sourcebooks serving the same purpose, but better.
* FanNickname: The Iron Masters have a sub-faction called the Lodge of Spires, which is dedicated to being the perfect urban predator, or to put it simply, mastering the geography of the city like your standard werewolf would master the forest. It didn't take long for this group to be called The Lodge of Batman or occasionally The Lodge of the Goddamn Batman.
* FridgeBrilliance: The four non-human forms of MultiformBalance are references to the most iconic werewolf forms in modern culture.
** Urhan clearly owes its lineage to most forms of actual mythological depictions of the werewolf.
** Dalu is based on the iconic "wolfman" form of film, first seen in [[UniversalHorror Universal's]] ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''.
** Urshul arguably has some mythological basis, but can most easily be connected to the werewolf as depicted in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
** Finally, Gauru resembles the now-iconic "manwolf" that has become heavily associated with werewolves in modern culture and which can be arguably traced back to film via ''Film/TheHowling''.
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/WerewolfTheForsaken Has its own page.]]
* TheWoobie: Three out of the five alternate shapeshifters from War Against The Pure have perfectly valid reasons for [[IJustWantToBeNormal wanting to be fully human]].
** The Colony (cat people), besides being forced into becoming TheVirus every tenth birthday, are literally forced into a VigilanteMan role in the world, having to kill people who don't meet Morality standards lest their own natures drive them insane. That would be bad, except that their mission ''doesn't'' give them a DetectEvil ability, so they have to guess which people are immoral enough to qualify...[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and if they guess wrong]]...
** [[FishPeople The Brine Born]] ''seem'' like they'd be the evil guys, being shameless {{Shout Outs}} to the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Deep Ones]]...and even their own myths emphasize what a miserable, luckless people they are, with their own progenitor being kicked out by Mother Ocean when he failed to take over the world in her name. They suffer a race-wide case of what is implied to be StockholmSyndrome for Mother Ocean, mainly because they can't live inland, but they can't live in her because of a species-wide phobia of the deep. Of course, they're were-fish, so they ''have'' to go in the water very frequently. And the icing on the cake? They can't even live in isolation from normal humans, since they need to interbreed with {{Muggle}}s for a sane child. Even the intro emphasizes TheGrotesque aspect of them: After an initial buildup that seems worthy of a Lovecraft novel, when a human woman gives birth to her Brine Born child, the entire message flips when the werewolves observing the event [[MoralEventHorizon reveals they murdered the whole settlement, both human and Brine Born, and plan to dash the baby against a rock]].
*** What's more, except for a few specific blood cults, the majority of Brine Born aren't even hostile or dangerous or anything. They are peaceful fishing communities who focus on their spiritual life. There's a good chance the Forsaken massacred that settlement [[FantasticRacism for the crime of being Brine Born on a sunny day...]]
** And then, there's the Unclean, the were-roaches. As said in the BigCreepyCrawlies example, they're victims of TheVirus that follows them around through no fault of their own, and add they can't actually live among humans anymore-light hurts their eyes. The book says that elders eventually become estranged from their humanity, but after what they go through, it seems like the ones who ''[[DrivenToSuicide survive]]'' to that age used the logic of "You know what? [[JerkassWoobie Fuck you]], [[MaddenIntoMisanthropy I]] ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds am]]'' [[TragicMonster a monster]]!"
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